Before hitting the stage at the AAA Saturday night, Usher and his manager-turned-girlfriend Grace Miguel took his two sons for Frozzzen Hot Chocolates at Serendipity 3 on Lincoln Road. After his show the kids went to bed and Usher, Jermaine Dupri and Rick Ross were seen at multiple VIP tables on the Cameo dance floor. Usher requested a table that would be accessible to his fans, popping multiple bottles of Grey Goose and champagne as female fans swarmed the table; he enjoyed the attention, giving out hugs and high fives to a bevy of beauties. Also nearby was a newly svelte Ross who was seen deep in conversation with Dupri throughout the night. Usher kept the party going at E11even Miami where he was escorted to a VIP table by owner Dennis DeGori. He and a small group of friends partied until the early hours of the morning with a bottle of Belvedere and shots in hand.
Bill and Hillary Clinton were holed up at the EPIC hotel from Dec. 8-12, while in town to unveil the “Future of the Americas,” at the University of Miami, exactly 20 years after the first summit of the Americas. The meeting brought together entrepreneurs, academics and philanthropists and also featured Miami music moguls Gloria and Emilio Estefan, who also hosted a private party for the former first couple at their Star Island manse.
After her show at the Colony Theater, jazz musician Nicole Henry was seen supping at Meat Market. At Meat Market’s sister location in Palm Beach, a number of Food Network personalities and esteemed chefs took a break from the happenings of the Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival to hang out. Among the guests were Chopped’s Ted Allen and Marc Murphy, Ken Oringer and Jeff Mauro. The group stayed until almost 1 a.m. chatting and hanging out with Meat Market chef/owner Sean Brasel and HaVen’s Todd Erickson.
The entire crew of Warwick Rowers, the Olympic athletes also known for their nude calendar, took a break from their world tour Friday to stop by The Forge for Veuve Cliquot happy hour. Also there separately: Boxer Bernard Hopkins and South Beach on Heels documentary director Dmitry Zhitov with one of his film’s subjects, James Davis, aka Elaine Lancaster.